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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby siteguru » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:53 pm

Is that so FB can branch out into Society?


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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby qazimod » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:52 pm

Some people are probably having a bit of a meltdown over this, or are anticipating a VR future of shares, likes, adverts and flash games. ;) Then again, VR is about as niche as gaming gets, and if Facebook involvement brings in the masses it might lead to something amazing. Or terrifying.

Still, there's always the forthcoming goggles from Valve and Sony, right? :?

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:54 pm

In theory this will allow OR to carry on without fear of running out of cash.

In reality, fuck knows what happens now. Either it'll be better than ever, or it'll die on it's arse even quicker.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Joe » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:39 pm

General consensus seems to be that VR is the undisputed future of gaming (and possibly all HCI), and we're now at the point where the tech to make it possible is within reach. Facebook wants to be everything, everywhere, and it makes sense that they would want to purchase OR before anyone else does, even if it is only to own the IP.

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby siteguru » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:04 pm

Joe wrote:Facebook wants to be everything, everywhere


FB are going to buy the mobile network? :shock:

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby RB » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:09 pm

VR was a fad 20 years ago and out still is.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Mr.Clark » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:09 pm

Personally, I'd bet that AR is the future of HCI, even if VR does get to the point where it's the king of gaming. I don't think anyone wants to totally disconnect themselves from the world (which VR requires, really) unless they're purely consuming media.

This is my prediction.

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:12 pm

What's HCI?
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby RB » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:29 pm

They tell you if your car was nicked.

Human Computer Interface.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Jezreel » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:29 pm

Human Connection Interfaces?

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:31 pm

Ah, okay, that makes sense.

I still say that VR is a dead end, as much as I'd love it to be awesome.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Jezreel » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Yeah augmented reality is the way forward. Maybe they an see some sort of Oculus rift/google glass combo where it plays augmented views in super HD on to stuff like you're terminator or something "scanning.....target acquired....cheezebureger" Huehuehue.
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby Ekona » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:51 pm

I've never seen that film :(
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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby qazimod » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:27 pm

$599

In the UK that's around £529 with shipping. My PC's performance is pretty poor anyway so I was never going to get a Rift, but even so it's a bit more pricey than I imagined. It'll be interesting to see how the likes of Sony and Valve respond in the future...

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Re: Oculus Rift

Postby RB » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:33 pm

Still meh. VR is the new 3D which was the new VR which was the new 3D. It won't last... again.
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